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Re: 12.4V DC open but drops to near 0 when load applied
Didn't get a chance to test it yesterday as I'd hoped, but just a little more info: I'm inclined to think it's an issue with the panel the pump and tillerpilot are connected to. I have 2 6-switch fuse panels. Circuits on one of them work fine (cabin lights, nav lights, depth, radio, accessory sockets). Other panel has the pump and tillerpilot, as well as anchor/strobe/tricolor and foredeck ligths. Had to leave before it was dark enough to see if those lights are working, which might confirm my panel wiring theory.
Boat was on the shorepower charger throughout all this testing, so I assume a battery problem -- even if there is one -- isn't the culprit. Hopefully will make it to the boat tonight.
Last edited by bajaking; 05-31-2017 at 01:35 AM.